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Research grants

We support researchers with grants, fellowships and studentships.
Our Research Governance & Optimal Care Unit coordinates funding selection with independent advice from several Research Award Committees. 

Our grants

Postdoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships support early career researchers who have not received significant research funding tundertake research into the causes, preventiondetection, and supportive care or treatment of cancer. 

Full Applications open (via invitation only): 29 July 
Full Applications close: 23 August 
Outcomes advised: October/ November


Our Grants-in-Aid program funds research teams in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

Full Applications open (invitation only): 4 September 
Full Applications close: 6 October
Outcomes advised: November/ December

Summer Vacation Studentships 

We offer undergraduate biomedical, medical and basic science students an opportunity to experience working in cancer research. 

Applications open: 5 August
Applications cloe: 6 September
Outcomes advised: October/ November

Venture Grants

These grants support innovative researchers with courageous ideas who would not be able to attract conventional funding.

Not offered in 2024

Cancer Trials Management Scheme Competitive Grants

Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency have committed $1.5million to improve equity of access to clinical trials through capacity building.

This funding will be offered to projects that address an unmet need and build capacity to conduct and recruit to cancer clinical trials in supportive care and/or survivorship.  

Not offered in 2024

Lyall Watts Mesothelioma Research Grant   

Funding for mesothelioma research in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

Not offered in 2024

Sir Edward Dunlop Research Fellowship

A five year Fellowship for mid-career researchers who are at least 2 and less than 10 years from the date that their PhD (or equivalent qualification) was passed

Not offered in 2024

Colebatch Clinical Research Fellowship 

The Colebatch Fellowship invests in the most outstanding mid-career cancer researchers in Victoria with the drive and aspiration to become a leader and the vision to achieve the next cancer breakthrough supports.

Not offered in 2024